The canvas has not been lined. There is some very light frame rubbing along the extreme left framing edge, including one small spot to the left of the stairs closer to the centre of the left edge, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Ultra-violet light reveals a thick layer of varnish which prevents it from fully penetrating. However, some fine strokes of cosmetic retouching are visible along the four extreme framing edges.
This work is in good condition and ready to hang.
Presented in an elaborate gilt frame with some losses. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."